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By Adriana Trigiani -
Matelda Roffo (maiden name Cabrelli) is an 81-year-old matriarch, following generations of Cabrelli gem cutters and goldsmiths in the coastal town of Viareggio, ...Read Review
By Philip K. Allan -
Early in WW2, in order to help Russia with wartime shortages, Britain promised to send them food, ammunition and military equipment. As transport ...Read Review
By Catherine Hokin -
The Pilot’s Girl is the second book in the Hanni Winter series. While it can be read as a standalone, I would ...Read Review
By Benjamin Wood -
A novel about architecture, ambition, crime and guilt. It takes place in the early 1950s, and is set mainly on the Surrey farm ...Read Review
By Mark Lamprell -
Its 1961 in the outer suburbs of Sydney. Edith Devine moves into a new home with her two daughters and husband, Charlie. As a ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Buchan -
The two women of the title are British expatriates living in Rome; Lottie lives there in the near-present, and Nina lives there in ...Read Review
By Linda Boroff -
Daniela is the daughter of a scholar and a seamstress in Yedinitz, Romania. In 1940, she is a young teen just on the cusp ...Read Review
By Terry Roberts -
A love story wrapped in a Depression-era moonshine-rich and jazz-bright adventure, The Sky Club is the fifth published novel from this native of ...Read Review
By Shari J. Ryan -
In 1941, 16-year-old Sofia Amsler is quietly preparing for Shabbat in her family’s house near the Auschwitz concentration camp when she overhears Nazi ...Read Review
By Margaret Dickinson -
1938. Fears of war are prevalent. Eighteen-year-old Carolyn lives on a farm on the Lincolnshire coast with her parents and fifteen-year-old brother, Tom. Carolyn’...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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